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April 15, 2008
Vectron International Expands the Operational Frequency Range for Its Most Popular VCSO

New VS-705 SAW Oscillator is Spurious Free, Offers Best-in-Class Jitter, and improved Power Management features in a 5.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 mm LCC package

HUDSON, NH VS-705 VCSO Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced the general availability of the VS-705, the fifth-generation of its leading Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillator (VCSO) product. The VS-705 VCSO continues Vectron's heritage of delivering the industry's best jitter performance and offers a number of new and improved features, including an expanded frequency range and several improved performance and power management capabilities that support customers' "green" initiatives.

"Vectron is committed to continual technology innovation to keep pace with our customers' evolving needs," said Alan Mond, vice president of global sales, Vectron International. "Our latest innovation, the VS-705, represents our continued efforts to deliver the industry's best jitter performance, while answering customers' demands for a lower power device that can operate over a significantly expanded frequency range."

Vectron's VS-705 offers customers an expanded frequency range (120 MHz to 850 MHz) in a 5.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 mm LCC package. Previously, frequencies between 120 MHz to 500 MHz were only offered in a 9.0 x 14.0 x 4.5 mm package and frequencies between 500 MHz to 850 MHz were supported in a 5.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 LCC package. The VCSO is optimized for use in phase-locked loop (PLL) circuits that require superior jitter filtering and a wider tuning range (±100 ppm APR), including high-speed data transmission applications such as Synchronous Ethernet, Fibre Channel, traditional SONET/SDH optical networking and high clock rate basestations. Additionally, the new VSCO meets the needs of the latest generation of DACs and ADCs, which require a very clean reference signal.

The new device offers the lowest overall jitter noise in its class. Unlike the latest digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) technologies, which at a minimum have two times the phase jitter as well as spurious modes, Vectron's VS-705 uses a high Q SAW design, which results in spurious free phase jitter of < 125 fs-rms. This allows transmission network engineers to achieve improved system BER performance and lower accumulated jitter generation over interconnected network equipment.

Key features:
  • 5.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 mm LCC package
  • Operating frequency range: 120 MHz to 850 MHz
  • +3.3V power supply, +2.5V power supply available 3Q08
  • Available with differential LVDS or LVPECL outputs
  • Ultra Low Jitter
  • Tri-State Output Select
The VS-705 is currently available to order. Pricing is dependent upon specified tuning range (APR of either ±50 ppm or ±100 ppm) and output frequency. For more information on the VS-705 VCSO or any other Vectron products, please contact a customer service representative at 1-88-VECTRON-1.

About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1